Darrell Plank was a dedicated husband, father, and volunteer firefighter. He was only 29 years old when he suffered traumatic brain injuries after being struck in the head by the end of a fire hose while on scene at a structure fire in Macon County, Georgia. He passed away three days later.
Darrell served with multiple fire departments as a volunteer and was usually one of the first to arrive on scene at calls. He was named Firefighter of the Year four times at the Montezuma Fire Department with which he served. He was also a member of the Macon County Fire Rescue team that competed in the Georgia State Firefighters Competition. His team won every division of the competition in 2016. He poured his heart into serving the community, and he had firefighting in his blood.
Darrell left behind a wife and five young children. He was a dedicated family man who loved taking time to take his children hunting and fishing. He was also a well-loved Little League baseball coach and coached his son’s team. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports. He was an active church member and didn’t hesitate to talk to people about his Christian faith. He was a very friendly, outgoing man who had many friends and didn’t meet a stranger.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Suzanna, and five children, Landon, Julianne, Savannah, Jasmine, and Twila. Darrell’s contagious laugh and smile are greatly missed by all his family, friends, and the small town of Montezuma.